"All of these books are essential purchases for comics fans… These are the books that best show off how EC took genre stories seriously, striving to create comics that didn’t treat readers as naive or ignorant." – Los Angeles Times
"Fantagraphics’ current series of handsome hardcovers makes familiar material fresh by focusing on individual artists… it’s never been easier to appreciate the contributions of these iconic inkslingers." – Chicago Tribune
"…I am not only appreciative…but also very impressed. [The books] are spectacular packages of their featured artist and their stories." – Al Feldstein
"These collections show comics in a pure, unadulterated form. Before the Superhero frenzy, before ’60s cynicism, and just before the Comics Code Authority started trimming all the gory and sexy fun from the pages with their seal of approval." – Under the Radar
192-page black & white 7.25” x 10.25” hardcover • $29.99
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656-page black & white/color 9” x 12.5” x 2.75” two-volume slipcased hardcover set • $125.00
Ships in: June 2014 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now
When the formulaic constraints, censorious nature, and onerous lack of creator’s rights in mainstream comics got to be too much for the brilliant cartoonist Wallace Wood in 1966, he struck out on his own with the self-published witzend. It became a haven for Wood and his fellow professional cartoonist friends where they could produce the kind of personal work that they wanted to do, without regard to commercial demands — and with friends like Frank Frazetta, Al Williamson, Reed Crandall, Ralph Reese, Archie Goodwin, Angelo Torres, Steve Ditko, Harvey Kurtzman, Will Elder, Art Spiegelman, Don Martin, Vaughn Bodé, Jim Steranko, Jeff Jones, Howard Chaykin, Trina Robbins, Bernie Wrightson, and literally dozens more, it was bound to be a great ride! Now, Fantagraphics presents the complete run of witzend in this beautiful slipcased two-volume set with a special introduction by Bill Pearson and a history by Patrick Rosenkranz.
Oh my fucking god I am so excited for this. Wally Wood for life!